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Following the financial collapse and years of reckless risk-taking by senior banking executives, the public’s appetite for retribution remains. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Following decades of light-touch State regulation, the Law Reform Commission has adopted a degree of caution towards the prosecution of white-collar, (...)

Up to 5,500 households were surveyed on wealth, debt, income and consumption.

Irish households could be wealthier than previously reported, new research from the Central Bank suggests. Figures published in the Irish Household (...)

“There will be another crisis, that’s for sure. And it may not be in banking,” says the former governor of the Central Bank Patrick Honohan

In the wake of the banking crisis the former governor of the Central Bank Patrick Honohan had the “common sense view” that some of the reckless behavi(...)

The Law Reform Commission report notes that cases connected with the activities of Anglo Irish Bank had led to “important convictions”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A corporate crime agency, similar to the Criminal Assets Bureau (Cab), is one of the key recommendations of a major report on business and the law pub(...)

Irish Central Bank deputy governor Sharon Donnery. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Mario Draghi’s preferred candidate to head the euro zone’s banking supervisor will try to win over EU lawmakers on Tuesday and overcome an important (...)

A spokeswoman for Deutsche Boerse said it was its “primary interest to support the market with solutions that enable seamless continuity of our customers’ businesses post-Brexit”. Photograph: Reuters

A unit of German stock market operator Deutsche Boerse is in talks with Irish authorities about facilitating the continued settlement of shares traded(...)

Gardaí say Deferred Prosecution Agreements avoid the risk of large companies with multiple workers going out of business as a consequence of  prosecution. File photograph: Getty Images

New criminal offences including “reckless trading” and “causing a financial institution to fail” should be introduced as part of an overhaul of white-(...)

  Blind man Tony Murray on Collins Avenue: “I think that is a failing on the part of the NTA, for not considering users of all needs and disabilities.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Tony Murray is blind. The 38-year-old leaves his home in Beaumont, north Dublin, every weekday morning at 7am, carrying his white stick. It takes him (...)

Dublin city. According to Dublin City Council, 33 loans, worth €7 million, or an average loan of €212,840, have been drawn down by the end of September. Photograph: Alan Betson

Just 33 affordable mortgages have been drawn down in Dublin city since the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme was launched last February, new figures(...)

Michael Fingleton, one of four former INBS executives subject to the inquiry into seven alleged contraventions at the lender between August 2004 and September 2008.  File photograph: Alan Betson

An inquiry into alleged regulatory breaches at now-defunct Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) has been unable to resume hearings since the summe(...)

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